Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) allows for medically stable patients to be discharged (or avoid admission completely) who require a course of intravenous antimicrobial agents. OPAT is a vital scheme that can prevent hospital admissions, reduce a patient’s length of stay in hospital through early discharge, plus reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections.


If you are thinking about setting up, or currently run an OPAT service, BSAC is hosting several Regional Workshops across the UK: Glasgow (9 June), Birmingham (23 June), Belfast (7 July) and London (14 July), with an additional workshop in Bristol on 21 September.

  • BSAC OPAT Initiative overview – Where are we now?
  • Exploring antifungal use in OPAT
  • The growing complexity of OPAT services and using nurse-filled elastomerics
  • Challenges of treating CMV in OPAT
  • Experiences in Endocarditis & OPAT


All Healthcare professionals


  • Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Carolyn Hemsley, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Consultant, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation
  • Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Ana Garcia Mingo & Shay Khan, Whittington Hospital
  • Cristina Suarez, St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Barts Health)
  • Balram Ratish & Rebecca Steed, GSTT
  • John Klein, GSTT
  • Sara Murthy, RBHH
  • Gurj Sandhu & Aileen Boyd, King College Hospital

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

  • 10:00 - 08/09/2023 to 15:00 - 08/09/2023
  • 20 Cavendish Square, Royal College of Nursing, London, W1G 0RN, United Kingdom